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  1. K Schallert

    Thank you for the valuable information without a bunch of useless talk. Some of these teaching videos have way too much talking in them. It takes 30 minutes to get to the point and most people don't have that much time. At least I don't, so I really appreciate your no-nonsense approach. You're a great teacher! Thank you!

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  2. Mariette Forget

    Thanks a lot for your very explanations ! I have watched this tutorial in the past and needed to look at it again use to be sure. 😎🌸

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  3. Joy Evans

    thank you so much for your video. I just cut really nice 100% linen fabric for tea towels….could not get them straight no matter what I did. This tip means a lot to me as I have 3 left to sew, so now I can do a better job.

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  4. ffstew

    before watching this one, I watched many others but I liked this one the best as fabric was smaller size (demo) so it was easier to see how warped fabric was fixed; & it gave two how to fix in less than 5 mins so that was great. Thanks!

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  5. Holly Waddell

    Yay! Found someone doing a great demo on grainline and straightening method. I learned this in beginner sewing lessons in 4-H many years ago. It is especially important for garment sewing and I have never understood why quilters resist. I'm on the cusp of starting to quilt and I personally want my strips/squares/rectangles to be on the grainline as much as possible to minimize distortion in the finished blocks; thus a more true quilt in the end which will hang or lie more flat. My mom was my go-to anchor on the kitty-corner pull for long yardages but, at nearly 102 years old, she no longer has the strength if a piece is severely off grain. Consequently DH has begun to be initiated into the world of fabric manipulation 😉 Hah! I'm a "ripper" but some fabric doesn't rip nicely, like you said. I am one that doesn't mind the time it takes to pull a thread (which can be tedious) because I know the end result will be a more perfect project.

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  6. SassyNewYorker

    I keep telling them this at the fabric store and it falls on deaf ears. You'd figure with all the money JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby make they can spare a few inches! My biggest pet peave since I started sewing. Thank you for making this easier as I've tried pulling a thread and it's very frustrating. Sad that we have to pay for fabric that goes to waste though. Thanks again!

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  7. MARY LYNN GRANADO

    I have been told to keep the fold of fabric next to my tummy and the selvage ( that white strip) to the top. I am making my own 5×5 charms and 8×8 squares for quilting so do I cut from the fold up or do I turn the fabric so that the selvage is either facing left or right side of me then cut on some of my fabric there is no white line because of buying a yardsales so I have been cutting where there is less pull I am doing this correct

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  8. Marci S

    Thanks for this video! I do tear my fabric but was still having problems evening things up. Stretching corner to corner helps! I forget to buy extra fabric to account for yardage loss after tearing. GOOD reminder. Do you wash your fabric before you tear it? The tearing actually stretches out the fabric in the corners! I am having some difficulty evening up the corners even after stretching from corner to corner as shown in video. Any advice on how to avoid stretching while tearing?? Thank you so uch for your very clear video!!

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